Globe and Mail – Canada

Chainsaw-wielding man wounds five people in northern Swiss city

Police have stated the incident is ‘not a terrorist act’

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:17 pm

Republican push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

Senate will decide as early as Tuesday whether to begin debating a health care bill

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:31 am

Full text: Jared Kushner’s statement on the Trump-Russia affair to Congress

Before his closed-door testimony at a Senate committee, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law gave his own version of that infamous Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, his meeting with Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak and more

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:28 am

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week as Maduro foes continue protests

President Nicolas Maduro is pressing ahead with planned vote on rewriting constitution

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:24 am

Polish president blocks judiciary reforms after days of protests

President Andrzej Duda says he backs reform, but not in current form

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:51 am

Jared Kushner denies collusion with Russia

Kushner says none of the contacts with Russians during Trump’s campaign and transition was improper

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:44 am

For Trump, new risks just ahead​ as Russia investigation intensifies

As probe into Russian meddling escalates, Congress looks to block some of U.S. President’s powers, while Jared Kushner prepares to testify

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:14 am

News 24 – South Africa | Blast kills 15, injures 20 in Pakistan’s Lahore

An explosion killed at least 15 people and injured 20 in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Monday, rescue officials said, but it was not immediately clear what caused the blast.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:32 pm | Turkey puts on trial 17 staff from anti-Erdogan daily

Seventeen directors and journalists from one of Turkey’s most respected opposition newspapers go on trial Monday after spending over eight months behind bars in a case which has raised new alarm over press freedoms under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 12:25 pm | Five injured in Swiss chainsaw rampage

A man armed with a chainsaw injured at least five people in an attack in a Swiss town on Monday, local media reported.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:58 am | ‘I couldn’t sleep’ – This Porsche driving 79-year-old was busted at 238km/h

‘I could not sleep’ said a 79-year-old woman at her traffic court hearing in Belgium. She was busted for travelling nearly 240km/h behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxter GTS!

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:40 am | Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion with Russia

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:15 am | Nine suspected migrants dead after crammed in Texas truck, 30 ill

Nine suspected migrants have died after being packed inside an overheated truck that was discovered in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and 30 others have been hospitalised in what police say appeared to be a “horrific” human trafficking crime.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:45 am | Trump ‘a brainless billionaire’, says Somalia’s Shabaab in new video

The Somalia-based al-Shabaab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:33 am

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Immigrants strive for US passports out of fear of future

Immigrants in the US on temporary visas worry the Trump administration could send them home. New York’s Nepalese community, in particular, now sees gaining citizenship as an urgent matter, Maya Shwayder reports.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 11:13 am

As German spat deepens, Turkey draws tourists from elsewhere

Facing further decline in German visitors due to political tensions, Turkey’s tourism industry has already begun courting Middle Eastern and Balkan markets. Diego Cupolo reports from Antalya, Turkey.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:51 am

Charlie Gard: UK High Court to make life support ruling

A judge at the High Court in London is hearing new evidence before ruling on whether a critically ill child should be sent for treatment to the US or be taken off life support. The case has drawn world attention.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 10:45 am

Japan inks defense deal with Germany amid China threat

Japan is seeking to diversify and expand security partnerships as it faces dual threats posed by an expansionist China and an unpredictable North Korea. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 9:15 am

Trump son-in-law Kushner to face grilling by Congress committees over Russia ties

Jared Kushner will face questions in probes over possible collusion between the now-president’s election campaign and Russia. Ahead of the hearings, he admitted contacts with Russian officials, but denied any wrongdoing.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:29 am

Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto judicial reforms

After days of protests, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said he will block bills to reform Poland’s judiciary. The opposition claimed the reform was an attack on the courts’ independence.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 8:24 am

How the Catholic Church ties in to Poland’s judicial reform

The row about the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland is religiously charged. It exposes the close relationship between the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) and the country’s conservative clergy.

Posted on 24 July 2017 @ 7:51 am

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